Re: Rondo to Knicks still breathing heavy!!!
posted at 2/8/2014 6:07 PM EST
In response to hedleylamarr's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
This is the best New York can offer:
Boston trades: Rajon Rondo, Gerald Wallace, Jeff Green
New York trades: Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr, 2018 1st round pick, 2020 1st round pick, right to swap 1st round picks in 2017 and 2019.
Like the above article says, I may not find that enough if I am Ainge.
I am still hoping for Wallace, Bass and Rondo for Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings, Charlie V's expiring and a small deal like Will Bynum's to make the $ work.
I usually like your trade ideas, but I don't like that one. I don't like Charlie V or Jennings.....although it would be tempting to get rid of Wallace.
I proposed Bass for Asik.......Hump to CHA for Gordon and #26. We then trade Bradley, #26 and #19 to Utah for Hayward and #21.
Green for Asik also works.......
If they move Rondo the above deal with Detroit is great.
It is Rondo for Monroe as the centerpieces. A 29 year old Rondo will want a max deal after 2015. A 24 in June Monroe will ask for the Hibbert 4/58 contract but probably settle for just a little more than what Joakim Noah (4/48) and Larry Sanders (4/44) were given. i'd go 5/65 to keep him here that extra year when he will only be 28. Monroe has shown he is more C than PF next to Drummond. Sully is more PF than C. They would pair perfectly together. Monroe's was a 15/9.5 ages 21-23. Ages 24-28 he could be unleashed here as a 20/10 guy. Sully could also be a 20/10 guy. Imagine that!
Ainge would most likely add Smart in the draft if we pick outside the top 3 but within the top 6. If we pick top 3 and get Wiggins/Perker he can trade Green for a young guard.
Say it is Smart and DA keeps Bayless. Between the two of them and Bradley always paired with Jennings in the backcourt you have guys who can guard SG's and let Jennings guard PG's, but let Jennings play off the ball and be a scorer. He is only a 35% career 3% guy, but as he matures (only 24) and isn't asked to play so much PG that will improve. Definitely better than Rondo there. He scored 50 in a game once. The deal is really a Bass-Jennings swap as far as both being the second best players in the deal and making similar $. Bass one more year around 7. Jennings 2 more around 8.5 a year. Highly tradable as well.
Obviously Charlie and Wallace are contract saving swaps. The rest of Charlie V's 8.5m expiring to be free of Wallace's 20m over the next 2 years. WOW! what a steal.